Principal, Somerset College Preparatory Academy
Principal, Somerset Academy Bethany
Bachelors of Education; Masters in Educational Leadership; ABD Instructional Leadership and Charter School Management
Erika Rains is the Principal and Co-Founder of the Somerset College Preparatory Academy; was the founding Principal of Somerset Academy St. Lucie, and is the founding and current Principal of Somerset Academy Bethany. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies and Human Development, major in Education and minor in English Literature from Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN. She also holds a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Barry University in Miami, FL. Erika is currently working towards her Doctorate at Nova Southeastern University, focusing on Instructional Leadership and Charter School Management.
Erika has been teaching Reading, Science, Social Science, and English in grades 6 through 12 in FL since 2002, has served as team leader, extended day program director, and co-coach for Reading in a middle school, lead PCSP teacher in high school, and opened a Palm Beach County charter school as assistant principal.
As founder of Somerset College Prep Academy, Erika has developed the academy from conception to reality, to what is now the highest performing high school in the county.